Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

Save the date : November 18, 2014

The Observatory will be organising a roundtable around our bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, which will be on Energy Security. Our guest speaker will be Slavtcho NEYKOV, former Director of … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Fernando Ibanez joins the Observatory

          The Observatory welcomes Fernando Ibanez to the Scientific Council and to the Geostrategic Maritime Task Force (GMTF) under the direction of the Jean-Paul Pancracio. Here is … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

The President participates in the Summer University in Baku, Azerbaijan

On the invitation of SAM (Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and CIFE (Centre international de Formation Européenne), the President participated in the Black … Continue reading

July 29, 2014

The Obsevatory welcomes Dr Jean-Paul Pancracio, professeur émérite

The President and the Scientific Council are pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Pancracio has joined the Observatory. Professor Pancracio will join our Scientific Council, to which he will contribute his … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome to Dr Virginie Tassin

We are pleased to welcome Dr Virginie Tassin to the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Dr. Virginie J.M. Tassin is a recognized expert in Law of the Sea (International Law) and in … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr John Bruni and Ioannis Chapsos join the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Dr John Bruni, Director of Sage International, based in Adelaide, Australia, is joining us and will bring his perspective from South East Asia.  He … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Observatory wins tender call with the French Marine Ministry

The Observatory is proud to announce that we have won, in partnership with AESMA and INHESJ, a tender call on “Migration Flows in the Mediterranean” with the French Marine Ministry. … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free preview of the GMR n°2

We are pleased to announce that our second issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR) is out. Here is a preview : GMR 2 preview Spring Summer 2014 To receive your … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Geostrategic Maritime Review, Spring/Summer issue 2014

Our bi-annual Géostrategic Martime Review is now available. Here is the Table Contents :  Table of Contents, GMR n° 2 2014 To receive your personal copy, please fill out the … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Notes From the Underground
    The Long History of Tunnel Warfare August 26, 2014 Arthur Herman Summary:  Compared with the most sophisticated weapons systems in use today, tunnels have withstood the test of time. There’s no way to know how long drones or lasers or anti-missile defense systems will last, but as long as there is warfare, tunnels will almost certainly be part of the fight. […]
  • The Middle East's Durable Map
    Rumors of Sykes-Picot's Death are Greatly Exaggerated August 26, 2014 Steven Simon Summary:  Despite the pandemonium in the Middle East, Sykes-Picot seems to be alive and well. That shouldn’t be surprising. Land borders settled via negotiation, especially when sealed by treaty, tend to be stable, even where relations between the neighboring states remai […]
  • On-Again, Off-Again Alliance
    The History of Washington and the Kurds August 21, 2014 Henri J. Barkey Summary:  Geography and realpolitik have been cruel to the Kurds. Divided among four countries, they have been easy prey for anyone willing to engage in mischief and machinations in the region -- and engage the United States has. Abandoned and almost forgotten, Molla Mustapha Barzani, th […]
  • No Middle Road
    The Arab Middle Classes' Moral Dilemma August 21, 2014 Tarek Osman Summary:  As Arab governments become increasingly authoritarian, the region's middle classes will confront a choice: cast their lot with the ruling elites or stand up to the government and risk their social and economic standing.  The violence gripping the Middle East has distracted […]
  • The Women of ISIS
    Understanding and Combating Female Extremism August 21, 2014 Nimmi Gowrinathan Summary:  Reports that women have formed their own brigade within the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have confounded experts -- and worried them. For many, the idea of women as violent extremists seems paradoxical. Why should women want to join a political struggle that […]

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  • Nouvelle-Calédonie : La Marine nationale participe à l'exercice Croix du Sud August 26, 2014
    Du 25 août au 5 septembre 2014, les forces armées de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (FANC) conduiront l’exercice Croix du Sud, principalement dans la Province des îles de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (iles de Lifou et de Tiga), mais aussi à l’aéroport de Tontouta et à La Foa. Cet exercice, interarmées et multinational, est organisé tous les deux ans, sous le contrôle opérat […]
  • Le Courbet en opération de visite dans le golfe d’Aden August 19, 2014
    Le 12 août 2014, la frégate de type La Fayette (FLF) Courbet, actuellement engagée dans l’opération Enduring Freedom (OEF) au sein de la Task Force 150, a effectué une visite de contrôle sur un bâtiment de commerce.Lire la suite de l'article...
  • La frégate Ventôse entre en mission Corymbe August 19, 2014
    Déployée depuis les Antilles, la frégate de surveillance (FS) Ventôse a rejoint début aout les côtes ouest-africaines. Elle assure ainsi le 126e mandat de la mission Corymbe pour plusieurs mois.Lire la suite...
  • Le chef d'état-major des armées participe aux cérémonies du 15 août August 18, 2014
    A l’occasion de la commémoration du 70èmeanniversaire du débarquement de Provence et de la libération de la France, le général d’armée Pierre de Villiers, chef d’état-major des armées (CEMA), a participé aux côtés du Président de la République et de ses invités étrangers aux cérémonies commémoratives du 15 août 2014.Lire la suite... […]
  • 70ème anniversaire du débarquement de Provence : Revue navale dans la rade de Toulon August 15, 2014
    La revue navale, présidée par le chef de l’Etat, François Hollande, s’est achevée ce vendredi 15 août peu après 19h30 en rade de Toulon. Inscrite dans le cadre des célébrations du 70e anniversaire du débarquement de Provence, la revue navale a notamment permis de rendre un hommage appuyé aux combattants d’août 1944, singulièrement à l’armée d’Afrique. En pré […]

RSS International Maritime Organisation

  • 26-GOC-report August 1, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes Global Ocean Commission report Article Date: 01/08/2014 Description: Sec-Gen welcomes GOC report's call for action to mitigate threats to oceans. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 25-technology-transfer-ghana July 3, 2014
    Page Heading: First ship energy efficiency and technology transfer workshop held in Ghana Article Date: 03/07/2014 Description: 11 West and Central Africa countries attending regional workshop. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 24-SOLASamends July 1, 2014
    Page Heading: SOLAS rules for ships to be able to recover persons from the water enter into force Article Date: 01/07/2014 Description: New requirements for recovery of persons from water enter into force. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 20-council112prize June 19, 2014
    Page Heading: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) to be awarded 2013 International Maritime Prize Page Subheading: Council, 112th session, 16-19 June, 2014 Article Date: 19/06/2014 Description: International Maritime Prize for 2013 to be awarded to Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico). Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 23-DOTS June 25, 2014
    Page Heading: Day of the Seafarer 2014: #thankyouseafarers Article Date: 25/06/2014 Description: Today June 25th, Day of the Seafarer, we are asking people everywhere to show their appreciation for seafarers. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • Aronnax: busting ballast - The initial results of Lloyd’s List’s survey show real fear of technology ow.ly/2Mv7Aa 9 hours ago

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